Grid goes green over Earth Day on Long Island

By Wendy Ladd

Power to Serve volunteers take on two projects in Suffolk County

Over 90 National Grid volunteers celebrated Earth Day with two events on Long Island, one the Town of Babylon at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center and an event in the Town of Islip in the Village of Brightwaters sprucing up the roadways and traffic medians.

Our Power to Serve volunteers spruced up the exterior of the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center, which provides nutritional lunches for seniors. Volunteers planted flowers and shrubs around the building, weeded, spread mulch, thatched grass and planted seed and cut back invasive vines.  At the end of the day the property looked beautiful and ready for spring.

Elected officials and community leaders came to support the National Grid effort. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer presented Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York, with a proclamation. 

In the Village of Brightwaters, volunteers also cleaned up the roadway by removing debris, planting Cherry trees, bushes and flowers, and spreading mulch along two traffic medians adjacent to National Grid’s Brightwaters Operating facility.

“We are very proud to live and work in these communities and show our appreciation on Earth Day through these beautification projects,” said Ken. “On Earth Day and every day, we always want to leave places better than we found them.”

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